When a student purchases a Lesson Package, italki receives the total amount of italki Credits for that Package, not the teacher. italki will send payment to the teacher after each lesson in the Package.
How are the payments calculated?
After a lesson is completed
After each completed lesson, the teacher will receive an average Package price (total Package price divided by the number of lessons), italki's 15% fee will be withheld and only paid to italki when all lessons have been completed. This will appear as a transaction in your finance account.
When the package is completed
The teacher will receive the same lesson price as before, plus the full amount of the italki commission for the whole Lesson Package. This is why the final lesson transaction looks more than usual.
After that, the total italki Lesson Package commission will be deducted (15% of the total package price). In the case of “partial” italki Credits, the italki commission will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
A student buys a Lesson Package containing 10 lessons for $100 in italki Credits.
For each completed lesson, the teacher will receive $8.50 italki Credits (The average cost of 1 lesson is $10.00 in italki Credits, and the teacher receives 85% of this).
After completion of the last lesson, the teacher will receive $23.50 italki Credits ($8.50 italki Credits for the last lesson + $15.00 italki Credits for the total italki commission = $23.50 italki Credits).
Lastly, italki will deduct the $15.00 italki Credits commission.
When a Lesson Package is canceled or terminated
If a Package is terminated before all the lessons have been completed, then:
- If the teacher requested the termination, then the price of each lesson will be calculated according to the average price of a Package lesson. This way, the student still gets the Package rate.
- If the student requested the termination, then the price of each lesson will be taken from the teacher’s individual lesson rates. The Package rates will not apply.
To view your Lesson Packages: Go to My Lessons > Packages
You can see which lesson the payment is for in your Teacher Wallet.
Click "View details" to see detailed information for that payment or transaction.
Click "View related transactions" to see all the payments and transactions for that Package.